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To improve RN new hire orientation in the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU). Research reveals we tend to assign two patients to a new hire too early. They may not be able to safely care for two acutely ill patients, causing both the new hire and preceptor to become frustrated.
RN orientation, Staffing levels, Patient acuity, Intensive Care Unit
Blais, Heather D.; George, Melissa M.; and Thoma, Jessica M., "Overcoming New Hire Obstacles with an Individualized RN Orientation in the Critical Care Area" (2018). Nursing Posters. 98.